UK mobile sector to undergo Ofcom review

The telecoms watchdog is launching a new investigation into the mobile phone sectorAn investigation into Britain’s multibillion-pound mobile phone sector is to be launched by the telecoms watchdog amid fears that regulation is not keeping track of radical changes in the industry.The review — the first of its kind by Ofcom — is to be launched early next year. It could lead to cheaper mobile calls and new wireless services for consumers. It is also expected to address competition issues in areas such as network-sharing, under which previously fierce rivals such as Vodafone and Orange are planning to merge their phone networks in an effort to cut costs.It could also examine ways to prevent a second “mis-selling scandal” of the kind that is overshadowing the industry at present.

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